JOHNSTONE, Alexander McConachie
(Service number 7/72)

Aliases Alex
First Rank Trooper Last Rank Trooper


Date 21 June 1893 Place of Birth Aberdeen, Scotland

Enlistment Information

Date 13 August 1914 Age 21
Address at Enlistment Mount Peel, Peel Forest, New Zealand
Occupation Teamster
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin James A M Johnstone, 57 Forest Avenue, Aberdeen, Scotland
Religion Church of England
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation Main Body
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Canterbury Mounted Rifles
Date 16 October 1914
Transport Tahiti or Athenic
Embarked From Lyttelton Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Campaigns Egyptian and Balkans (Gallipoli)
Service Medals 1914-1915 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 28 August 1915 Age
Place of Death Gallipoli, Turkey
Cause Killed in action
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru; Geraldine War Memorial (as A McC Johnstone); Waimataitai School War Memorial (as A Mc Johnston?)

Biographical Notes

Served as Alex McConachie Johnstone. Worked as a teamster for H.D. Ackland Mt Peel Station.


Auckland War memorial Museum Cenotaph Database (January 2015)

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Researched and Written by

Dave Batchelor (South Canterbury Museum); Ted Hansen, SC branmch NZSG

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